The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26 30 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 20.47% 18.75% 24.88%
As % of the Vendors category 26.53% 53.57% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 45
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Vendors Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
98 56 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 77.17% 35.00% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 85 53 79
Average salary £46,250 £39,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.83% +12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 34 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 29 (43.94%) C#
3 25 (37.88%) Windows
4 24 (36.36%) .NET
5 23 (34.85%) SQL
6 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 16 (24.24%) Web Services
7 16 (24.24%) WPF
8 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
9 14 (21.21%) VB.NET
9 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (19.70%) Android
10 13 (19.70%) MS Office
11 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
12 11 (16.67%) Silverlight
12 11 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (15.15%) WCF
13 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
14 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (13.64%) WinForms
14 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
15 8 (12.12%) Java
15 8 (12.12%) VMware
15 8 (12.12%) Coaching
16 7 (10.61%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Lync
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Magento
1 3 (4.55%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) SAN
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
4 1 (1.52%) LAN
4 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.55%) DTS
4 3 (4.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.55%) Subversion
3 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.03%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Developer
2 16 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.15%) C# Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Software Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Team Leader
5 6 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) .NET
2 16 (24.24%) Web Services
2 16 (24.24%) WPF
3 11 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 10 (15.15%) WCF
5 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 9 (13.64%) WinForms
6 4 (6.06%) WSE
7 3 (4.55%) OpenGL
7 3 (4.55%) DirectX
7 3 (4.55%) HTML
7 3 (4.55%) JRules
7 3 (4.55%) XML
7 3 (4.55%) OpenCL
8 2 (3.03%) RESTful
8 2 (3.03%) JSON
9 1 (1.52%) jQuery
9 1 (1.52%) J2ME
9 1 (1.52%) CSS
9 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) CUDA
2 3 (4.55%) Kindle
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Android
3 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.06%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.55%) UNIX
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (12.12%) Coaching
4 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) Android Development
7 4 (6.06%) iOS Development
7 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.55%) People Management
8 3 (4.55%) DevOps
8 3 (4.55%) Line Management
8 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.55%) Service Management
8 3 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.55%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.55%) Change Control
8 3 (4.55%) Image Processing
9 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.03%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) C#
2 23 (34.85%) SQL
3 14 (21.21%) VB.NET
4 8 (12.12%) Java
5 4 (6.06%) C++
6 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) C
7 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) XAML
7 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) Sun Certification
3 4 (6.06%) MCP
3 4 (6.06%) MCSE
4 3 (4.55%) MCSA
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.52%) MCAD
5 1 (1.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) VMware
2 6 (9.09%) DevExpress
3 5 (7.58%) LANDesk
4 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) Veritas
5 3 (4.55%) Sage
5 3 (4.55%) webMethods
5 3 (4.55%) Symantec
5 3 (4.55%) JBoss
5 3 (4.55%) Sophos
6 2 (3.03%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.52%) Remedy
7 1 (1.52%) Google
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